Music for the Grind

 

image1Thanks to my friends at FINIS, I am the proud owner of a FINIS DUO! Unlike other swimp3s which sit in the ear socket, the DUO sits on your temples….therefore, you don’t have to worry about water getting trapped in your ear socket! The sound quality is amazing. It’s a very unique experience. Per usual, I wouldn’t recommend it if it wasn’t something I loved. Since you have to get used to being in your own head during marathon swims, I only train with this on special occasions.

This is what I’m jamming to (courtesy of FINIS DUO)! These songs always bring up memories. There is no genre off-limits. (Always get the clean version of these!!!!)

  • Hypnotize– The Notorious B.I.G. (this beat is unlike any other, I always start my workouts to this song)
  • Mr. Brownstone-Guns N’ Roses (a song I loved since as early as I can remember… only realizing what it meant a few years ago…)
  • Long Way 2 Go – Cassie (I love the sass in the lyrics)
  • Calm Down– G-Easy
  • Country Boy– Aaron Lewis (the biggest things in life are your friends and family)
  • Sacrifice– Theory of a Deadman
  • Nobody Does it Better– Nate Dogg
  • Rump Shaker– Wreckx-N-Effect
  • Dirt Road Anthem– Jason Aldean (this was on repeat driving out to Smith my first year)
  • Golden– Jill Scott
  • Return of the Mack – Mark Morrison
  • Ladies and Gentlemen– Saliva
  • Undercover– Lane 8 (Radio Edit)
  • I Meant It– G-Easy
  • Lookin’ for a Good Time– Lady Antebellum
  • She Wants to Know – Half Moon Run
  • Who Gon Stop Me– Jay Z, Kanye
  • Bound 2– Kanye West (Always reminds me of my ‘14 bananas)
  • Someone New– Hozier
  • Fast Cars and Freedom– Rascal Flatts
  • You’re Not My Girl– Ryan Leslie
  • Ready to Run– Dixie Chicks (What’s all this talk about love?!)
  • Sorry-Beyonce
  • Paradise City– Guns N’ Roses
  • Ride– Ciara
  • Ain’t Nobody– Chaka Khan (Chaka slays)
  • My Life Your Entertainment– T.I.
  • I Wont Back Down – Tom Petty
  • God’s Gunna Cut you Down– Johnny Cash
  • The Promise Land – Bruce Springsteen (fist pump is necessary when listening to the chorus)
  • Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue– Toby Keith
  • Runaway Love– Purity Ring
  • Drive– Halsey
  • Rhiannon– Fleetwood Mack (Charlotte Samuels’ Bight Swim anthem)
  • Going the Distance– CAKE (fitting)
  • Talk that Talk– Rihanna (if this song doesn’t make you want to dance…)
  • Summertime– Kenny Chesney
  • What Was I Thinking– Dierks Bentley (appropriate question especially when you’ve been swimming for hours)
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